Here's my Wraith Engine. For those of you who aren't into Warmachine, Privateer Press released large "battle engine" models for use in their miniatures line. The Wraith Engine supposed to be a necrotech creation. A steampunk, necromancy cross-breed of terror.
Now, the regular Wraith Engine model doesn't have all of the figures on the bottom. It comes with a large, blank base, about the size of a CD. A friend of mine, Nick, marveled at the massive blank base and suggested that I create a scene on it. I got inspired and did it.
The feminine model on the base is a Reaper model - a ghoul queen. I had this idea in mind from the start that the Wraith Engine should have a handler. A person that guides it around, tells it what to do. The best part of the ghoul queen mini is that it came with a ruined stained glass window as part of its base. I set this apart on the Wraith Engine base to suggest a locale for the scene, so the whole thing has this sense of taking place in a ruined, haunted location.
Then, getting inspired by the original artwork for the Wraith Engine, I wanted to feature some dying figures on the base, with their souls getting sucked out. The soul part was easy. Privateer Press has a bits & parts store where you can get things like drifting souls. But finding dying miniatures took a little digging. I went with some Old Glory miniatures of some dying pirate/buccaneers, that fit Warmachine's fantasy setting. As you can see, two of the figures are lying prone, with their souls getting sucked out while a third kneels down in despair. I couldn't have been happier with their poses.
I just applied the dying miniatures onto a plastic rock plateau that I literally got from my birthday cake last year. Then, I finished the base off with gravel and washed it with a light brown. In the pictures here, it's before I applied the wash to the gravel, so the ground appears whitish.
Hope you guys enjoy!
All for now.